Candy Store Money Math Task Cards are a great way for your students to practice working with coins and/or adding and subtracting coin amounts. Students use the candy in the Callie’s Candy Store graphic for each card. This product is highly differentiated which means there are many ways to use these cards.
There are two sets of 32 cards each. The first set is all in pictures while the second set presents the same problems in words. Since the problems on both sets are the same for each card, the included answer key will work for both sets. This means that you can mix and match the sets if you choose. For example, you could swap out the even numbers in one set for the even numbers in the other set so that you have two sets in which every other card is pictures. You can also leave the sets as they are and use the second set for more advanced learners.
In addition, within the sets, the cards are differentiated as follows:
• Card 1-10 feature only two types of candy
• Cards 1-20 have sums within .99¢
• Cards 21-31 have sums that are between $1.00 and $2.00
• Card 32 requires students to add everything in the store (a fun challenge for those who are able)
There are also three Challenge Cards. Challenge Card #1 can be used with any other card and requires students to make change from a dollar (or two dollars in cards 21-31). A Challenge Card #1 Answer Sheet is provided. The other two challenge cards allow students to select candy from the store and add up the totals.
Three student answer sheets are included. One allows students to record the answers for all 32 cards. A second answer sheet has space to record answers for just the first 20 cards. This one could be used for students who are not yet ready to move beyond a dollar. The third answer sheet allows students to record which coins they used for each card.
For students who are learning to count coins, be sure they have a supply of real or play coins to work with as they solve these problems. If you would rather students focus on adding and subtracting money amounts, you can have them write the amounts for each type of candy on paper in equation format and then add them up. Advanced students will enjoy the challenge of solving the problems mentally.
The cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
Common Core Standards addressed in this set:
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
*Note: Although I could not find a third grade Common Core Standard that specifically addresses money. I am assuming that this is still and important third grade skill that is taught in most classrooms.
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